nChimaphilasmall genus of evergreen herbs with long creeping rootstocks and shining leaves; North America; Europe; east Asia
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nchimaphilaA genus of low, running perennial plants, of the natural order Ericaceœ, with shining leaves on a short stem, and a raceme of fragrant flowers. There are three species in North America and one in Japan; and the common pipsissewa or prince′ s-pine, C. umbellata, is also found in Europe. The leaves are used medicinally as a diuretic, tonic, and astringent, and are especially efficacious in dropsy and scrofula.
The only new plants were a Campanula and a Chimaphila, which last was found at 7,000 feet.
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